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LabCorp Should Pay $16M: Jury

LabCorp  should pay$15.8 million for twice misreading Pap smear slides from a patient who later died of cervical cancer, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.


Darian Wisekal of Wellington, who was married and had two young daughters, was just 37 when she died. She had had the tests that were reported as negative in 2008 and 2010, but soon after the second one, doctors found a massive growth, according to the Sun Sentinel.

LabCorp had argued that the slides did not clearly identify cancer, but the jury sided with the Wisekal family, who said the cancer could have been prevented.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.